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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Rainier Valley, Columbia City seeing ‘significant’ increase in car prowls

    SEATTLE – There is a new warning for a Seattle neighborhood where car prowls are on the rise. “These prowls are happening 24/7,” Pat Murakami, president of the South Seattle Crime Prevention Council, said Friday. Murakami said the Seattle Police Department warned that car prowls are up significantly in the Rainier Valley and Columbia City areas. “There was this huge jump and they wanted to let residents know and be aware and prevent them by not leaving things in their […]

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    King County detectives reuniting burglary victims with stolen property

    MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. – King County sheriff’s deputies are looking to reunite burglary victims with recovered property. Investigators discovered a large number of stolen items during a bust in Covington that happened in mid-March. Police said the property was likely from burglaries and car prowls “This is rewarding,” said detective Jeff Johnson. “It kind of brings us back to why we get into this service in the first place.” Fred Grishan said he found nearly half of what crooks snatched […]

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    Police: Scammers using counterfeit money to ‘buy’ computers from sellers on Craigslist

    BOTHELL, Wash. — The Bothell Police Department has a new warning for people who buy high-end technology from second-party sellers. At least two people told investigators they were scammed out of thousands of dollars using Craigslist. The seller in one instance did nearly everything right but he still lost his money. He sold the computer in person in a public place, but he didn’t realize the $1,700 he got for his computer was counterfeit. “It sucks, you know, it’s not […]

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    SURPRISE: Pierce County car prowl suspect caught on surveillance video

    TACOMA — One car prowl victim man has pulled all the stops trying to catch the burglar that broke into his car and took off with high-priced electronics. The incident happened in northeast Tacoma early Saturday morning. Thanks to the homeowner’s surveillance camera, the suspect’s face is now on video — and on Facebook — for everyone to see. “All the glass shards are down here on the grass and, obviously, on the inside of the vehicle there’s glass as […]

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    Car thefts, prowls soaring in parts of Pierce County: Mom-to-be tells her story

    TACOMA — Car thieves are scoring big in Pierce County, where some areas are seeing double-digit increases. Brittney Smothers-Edwards was one of the most recent victims. “It makes me scared because somebody just came in the middle of the night,” she said Friday. “What if they broke into the house?” On Thursday night, someone took off with the car she bought less than two months ago. “Your car can get stolen from anywhere, I feel that people don’t care,” she […]

  • Mayor sets up task force to try to find ways to curb hate crimes against gay community

    SEATTLE — Mayor Ed Murray has a plan to curb a rising tide of violence towards the LGBT community on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. Police reports show a steady increase in the number of assaults and harassment cases over the past year. Murray just appointed 30 people, ranging from community activists and police officers, to the new hate crimes task force. Its goal is to come up with new ways to create a safer environment for everyone. “I’m responding to a […]

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    Help police ID suspect accused of stealing SUV with 2 children inside

    LACEY, Wash. — Police are still on the hunt for man they said stole an SUV with two small children inside, who were later found safe. It happened around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning at Paramount Christian Church and Academy on College Street. Police said the mother walked her son inside the daycare, but left her car running in the parking lot. When she came back, both her car, and her 3 and 5-year-old kids were missing. “When I opened the […]

  • Family, friends mourn popular student killed in drive-by, plead for help in catching killer

    SEATTLE — Students and staff at Cleveland High School were grieving Monday, less than 24 hours after a senior was gunned down during a drive-by-shooting in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. It happened at 15th Avenue South and South Forest Street on Sunday afternoon. Police are still on the hunt for their suspect, last seen driving a blue or green Honda Civic or Accord. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office said on Monday that Robert Robinson Jr., 17, died from a […]

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    Father charged criminally after 3-year-old son shot himself in the face

    EVERETT — The father of a 3-year-old Lake Stevens boy, who shot himself in the face with his dad’s handgun, will now face criminal charges. The Everett Herald reports that Jon Holzwarth is accused of reckless endangerment, a gross misdemeanor. The injured boy named Michael has made an astonishing recovery; luckily the bullet didn’t damage anything vital. But some of his neighbors wonder that a misdemeanor charge isn’t enough to teach his father a lesson. Q13 FOX News obtained x-ray images […]

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    Oso slide victims’ families speak out against planned river tours of area: ‘It’s disgusting’

    OSO, Wash. — Families who lost loved ones in last year’s Oso mudslide are furious at the idea of tourists rafting through the slide zone. The anger is aimed at a local company that placed ads offering lunch and guided tours down the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River. Dave Button, the man who runs Pacific NW Float Trips, said he made a mistake by not asking victims’ family members first before coming up with the idea. Button said his […]